Biologic ZorinPump

I saw this a couple weeks back but forgot to blog on it. The Biologic ZorinPump from U.K.-based Dahon Incorporated is essentially a bike seat with a pump hidden inside its post.

This keeps your tire pump always at hand, no need to strap a small pump on the frame of your bike. No need to drop one in a backpack.

You stand while you pump and use the saddle as a handle. It weighs about 100 grams more than a conventional seat post, according to the company. It’s compatible with Schrader and Presta valves.

As the company explains it, after the post is removed from the bicycle, the pump part is accessed by pushing and rotating a lower assembly to release a spring-loaded locking mechanism. Once the pump is attached to the tire, the foot-stand is secured in place, and by taking hold of the saddle, the user pushes up and down to operate the device in exactly the same manner as a regular floor pump.

Go here for a short video of the Biologic ZorinPump in action.

The company’s main gig appears to be a line of funny-looking foldable bikes. Here’s an overview of that area.

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.